JVIC, a Zachry Group Company
JVIC Catalyst Services

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ST. JAMES, LA 70086 - N/A


Job Description *

ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Boilermaker for new construction work.

Position Summary

Boilermaker will construct iron/steel structures to specifications. They will work on construction of a Heat Recovery Exchange Generator (HRSG), and other miscellaneous structures involved with the construction of a Combined-Cycle Power Plant.

Qualification Highlights

  • Must have 4+ years’ experience as a Boilermaker Helper, Boilermaker Ironworker or comparable position with Experience (I.e. Structural fitter with HRSG experience).
  • Experience on a Gas-fired Combined-Cycle power unit HRSG unit.
  • Must possess all Knowledge Skills and Abilities for positions (see below).
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements.
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 300 ft.
  • Must have all required tools.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Read blueprints and specification to determine the scope of work: locations, quantities, and sizes of materials required.
  • Identify all tools required for tasks.
  • Identify safety risks and the precautions required to eliminate those risks.
  • Fabricate equipment according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors.
  • Hoist equipment and tools into location via bull rigging or crane.
  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural-steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, and/or levels.
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.
  • Bolt aligned structural-steel members in position for permanent riveting or bolting.
  • Pull, push, or pry iron/steel equipment into approximate positions for bolting into place.
  • Cut, bend, and weld iron/steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, and welding equipment.

Required Qualifications

  • Leadership Abilities
    • Ability to take lead in erection of steel, fabrication, grid layout, rigging etc.
    • Ability to perform all job duties of craft trade.
  • Drawings
    • Ability to read, understand IFC drawings.
    • Ability to make hang list, read details off drawings, read all notes on drawings before erection, locate and understand ECN’s and holds on drawings.
    • Understand when to stop production work and when a RFI needs to be initiated.
    • Read and understand craft specs and cut sheets, craft spec procedures and recommendations
    • Able to locate piece marks for correct views and know how to pick out different elevations
    • Being able to know the correct installation based on the orientation.
    • Knowledge of symbols based on legend 
  • Rigging
    • Knowledge of all types of safe rigging practices (chokers, slings, ect.)
    • Ability to dictate correct knots based on material
  • Connection
    • Know all aspects of connecting
    • Correct procedures of Bolting
    • Torque vs Tension
  • Fabrication
    •  Ability to read cut sheets
    • Lay out from drawing
    • Cut material from lay out and cut sheets
  • Torque vs. Tension
    • Knowledge of Torque and Values
    • Knowledge of Tension
    • Turn of the nut method
    • Different types of indicators
    • Understand how to use a skidmore
  • Plan work and execute
    • Ability to take drawings, required material, line out helpers and execute work
  • Tools and knowledge
    • Knowledge of specialty tools (torque wrench, skidmore, torque guns, mag drills, hogan drills)
  • Welding and cutting
    • Basic knowledge of welding (machine set up, Mig, stick, gas, ect)
    • Knowledge of cutting torch, set up, dangers, usage, cleaning, types of tips and when to use the different types of tips
  • Equipment Knowledge
    • Knowledge of JLG’s man baskets, cranes
    • Basic maintenance (inspections)
    • Safe operations practices
  • Signaling of equipment (ERTS, NCCO, NCCER)
    • Flagging of cranes, forklifts, man lifts
  • Knots
    • Tying knots for tag lines, etc.
    • Basic knots for lashing
  • Math Skills
    • Footage, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions to perform all craft duties.
  • Must be willing to perform any additional duties as instructed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Zachry or Zachry ROF’ed employee.
  • Former experience working with Zachry Industrial, Inc.
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER) certification for Industrial Journeyman Carpenter.
  • Formal/Technical education.

Physical Requirements

  • Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting and lifting.  Will talk and hear to communicate.  Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, pull:  objects, materials, controls and tools.  May be required to lift, carry and move up to 50lbs.  Will work at heights, climb ladders and stairways, work off of platforms and man lifts, and may occasionally work out on an open structure using the appropriate fall protection requirements. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and leather work boots. 

Required Tools    

  • Metal Tool Box with Lock
  • Spud Crescent Wrench with Carrier
  • Center Punch
  • 12"x24" Framing Square
  • 50' to 100' Tape
  • 8" Side Cutters
  • Sliding T-Bevel
  • Hacksaw
  • Set of Allen Wrenches
  • 3" C-Clamps(3)
  • Bolt Bag
  • 6 lb. Hammer, Double Faced with carrier
  • 6” x 12” Framing Square
  • Spud Bar/Sleever Bar
  • Bull Pin with Carrier
  • 25’ Tape
  • Vice Grips (2)
  • Chalk Box Line
  • 8” C-Clamps (2)
  • Torpedo Magnetic Level
  • 16 oz. Plumb Bop
  • Large Wedges (2)
  • 12 lb. Beater
  • Small Wedges (2): 1 7/16 & 1 5/16
  • 1 – Rain Coat
  • 1 – Rubber boots

ZACHRY is dedicated in providing a Safe and Drug Free work environment; and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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